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Mayes, S. H. (Samuel Houston), 1845-1927



  • Existence: 1845-05-11 - 1927-12-12


  • Males




Languages Used

  • English

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Cherokee Nation Papers Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-943
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Official correspondence, letterpress copybooks, reports, chiefs' mesages, speeches of delegates, proceedings, laws, court decisions, acts, leases, election returns, registers of removal claims, and clippings relating to the affairs of the Cherokee Nation. Specifically included are groups of papers and records on the following subjects: the official Cherokee newspaper, the CHEROKEE ADVOCATE (1869-1906); the Cherokee Boundary Survey (1871-1873); Cherokee Nation censuses (1868-1901); the Cherokee Outlet (1871-1896); Citizenship (1856-1904); the Creek War or the William Cobb murder case (1880-1885); the Dawes Commission (1894-1907); Delegations, agents and attorneys (1816-1910); the Eastern (North Carolina) Cherokee (1871-1906); Education (1856-1906); Elections (1856-1901); the Cherokee Insane Asylum (1874-1907); Intruders (1868-1902);...
Dates: 1801-1982

Cherokee Senate, Tahlequah. 1889 and 1890. Eleventh Census: 1890. Senators. I.L.B. Bell, Pres. 2. William Rogers 3. Henry Ross 4. Walter Agnew 5. S.H. Mayes 6. Wash Swimmer 7. William P. Ross 8. John Meigs 9. Johnson Whitmer 10. David Faulkner 11. William Triplett 12. Stephen Tehee 13. Roach Young 14. Jackson Christie 15. Rabbit Bunch 16. W.P. Henderson 17. William Mayes, Interpreter 20. John Welch, Ass’t Interpreter 19. A.H. Norwood, Clerk 18. T.B. Downing, Asst. Clerk, New York Engraving and Printing Co.

 Item — Box Photo Box M-40, item: 50
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Black and white original prints of the William H. (Alfalfa Bill) Murray family. Includes a scene of Alfalfa Bill with the Oklahoma National Guard during the Red River Bridge War with Texas, the inauguration of Alfalfa Bill, the Oklahoma National Guard at Fort Sill, U. S. Army airplanes, and the Murray family and colonists in Bolivia.

Dates: 1880-1970

Creek Nation Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1082
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Court decisions, treasury warrants and related legal documents (1868-1900); correspondence (1873-1898); and typescripts of newspaper articles (1849-1943), all relating to land, institutions and the affairs of the Creek Nation, Indian Territory. Correspondents include Samuel Checote, Ward Coachman, Joseph M. Perryman and Isparecher.

Dates: 1849-1943

Samuel Houston Mayes Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-385
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Typescripts of newspaper articles concerning Mayes' tenure as Chief of the Cherokees and his negotiations with the Dawes Commission, the preparation of the final tribal roll and the allotment of tribal lands.

Dates: 1882-1927

S.H. Mayes, Cherokee., undated

 Item — Box Photo P-24, Item: 1473
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white original prints, copy prints and glass plate negatives of the Apache, Comanche, Delaware, Temeculz, Kawaiisu, Creek, Umatilla, Chippewa, Paiute, Sioux, Oto, Choctaw, Pawnee, Osage, Ponca, Mohave, Kickapoo, Taos, Pueblo, Yuma, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Crow, Navajo, Kiowa, Tonkawa, Sac and Fox, Kalispel, Kutenai, Flathead, Spokan, Attu, Quileute, Seminole, Wasco, Modoc, Shasta, Yakima, Shoshoni, Kiowa-Apache, Skitswish, Cheyenne, Shawnee, Nez Perce, Arapaho, Caddo, Wichita, Yakima, Makah, and Blackfoot Indians. Also includes images of mining, the oil industry, the military, agriculture, the range cattle industry, education, and transportation in Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma state, and Indian Territory. Scenes of the towns of McAlester, Edmond, Alva, Weatherford, Pawhuska, Clairemore, Ponca City, Purcell, Duncan, Noble, Lexington, Shawnee, Beaver. Plainview, Lavern, Henryetta, Atoka, Tahlequah, Guthrie, Tishomingo, and Eufaula are included. In addition the first year of...
Dates: undated